While researching this item to see if the
product was still being manufactured, which it appears it is not, we found some interesting
information about the company that some of you may be interested in.
was founded in 1953 by Peter Farago, a Hungarian immigrant who escaped a (WWII) German
work camp after serving 18 months at forced labor. He spoke 5 languages and worked
to aid other survivors and refugees. Making his way to the US he bootstrapped an
education at the Rhode Island School of Design, graduation with a degree in Textile
Engineering. Early company products were ribbons and tapes for the decorating package
Over the years the company diversified into many areas. In 1988 Mr. Farago
retired and the company was sold, yet it remains in operation today, with headquarters
located at the original Rhode Island address.